Cape Town - Paris
Saint-Germain have been ordered to close off a section at Parc des
Princes for their next European match over crowd trouble during the
clash with Real Madrid.
Home fans set off numerous flares in the Auteuil stand which led to
delay in the UEFA Champions League last-16, second-leg tie when thick
smoke drifted across the stadium.
Unai Emery's side lost 2-1 on the night to exit the competition 5-2
on aggregate as the defending champions marched on to the quarter-finals
in their quest to lift an unprecedented third successive trophy.
UEFA handed the French giants four charges relating to the behaviour of their supporters, as well as a €43 000 fine.
PSG are strolling to another Ligue 1 title as they sit 17 points
clear of second-placed Monaco with seven games remaining. They will
therefore go straight into the Champions League group stages next season
and the stand closure will come into effect for their first home game.